Novel single- and double-layer and three-dimensional structures of rare- Earth metal coordination polymers: The effect of lanthanide contraction and acidity control in crystal structure formation

Long Pan, Xiaoying Huang, Jing Li, Yonggang Wu, Nengwu Zheng

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Lanthanide atom sizes (the lanthanide contraction) directly control the type of structure formed by the coordination of a single multidentate ligand, 3,5-pyrazoledicarboxylic acid (H3pdc). Single-layer, double-layer ([Eu2(Hpdc)3(H2O)6], see picture), and three-dimensional networks were found. Control of the reaction pH plays a key role in the structure formation in this system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 4 2000



  • Coordination modes
  • Hydrothermal synthesis
  • Lanthanides
  • Rare-earth compounds

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  • Chemistry(all)

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